Santiago

A Guide To The Main Wine Regions Near Santiago, Chile

Santiago is a fine base for tourists with a taste for wine. Many of the country’s best wine-producing valleys and vineyards lie within a 100-mile radius of the Chilean capital, with some just a short ride away. There’s also an undeniable and appealing sense of history in this New World wine producing region. Vines first […]

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Valparaiso: The Jewel Of The Pacific

Part weather-beaten seaport, part artists’ bohemia, part living watercolor, Valparaiso, Chile is a Latin American city like no other. It’s a hillside city, with a mazelike warren of ramshackle houses crowding its slopes. It’s also a city of nostalgia, drowning in memories of its former maritime glory. But most of all, it’s a city by […]

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Update On Chile’s Tourism Infrastructure

We just received this press release from Turismo Chile, the country’s travel promotion department on the status of the country’s tourism infrastructure.  The gist of it is that the Atacama Desert area, Easter Island, and Patagonia were unaffected by the recent earthquake.  In Santiago (Central Region), the airport suffered damage to the passenger terminal, but […]

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Earthquake In Chile

Early in the morning of Saturday, February 27th, an 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Concepcion, Chile’s second largest city.  So far, the death toll is over 700 people.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families and friends of the victims.  Chile’s capital city of Santiago, which is more than 200 miles northeast of […]

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